Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Lesson in Joy: David Scholer

There’s a great story in today’s LA Times about a Professor who throughout his long career as a teacher of Scripture had puzzled over this text:

“Rejoice, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

“How can you rejoice in tragedy and sickness?” Dr David Scholer of Fuller Theological Seminary wondered.

Now Scholer has got incurable cancer, asthma, diabetes and arthritis and it’s as if he is being asked to sit this practical Scripture exam.

How is he doing?

Read the article and listen to how his students are evaluating David and Jeanette Scholer in the midst of this testing circumstance.

K. Connie Kang, ‘Rejoice Always’: A Lesson in Dying, LA Times, 5 June 2007.

Image: David Scholer.